Monday, May 25, 2015

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #109

Welcome to Sketch #109 at Atlantic Hearts!

I've been wanting to use the birdcage on the CTMH Artfully Sent cartridge for a while, but knew I didn't want to use it as it is... why would I ever make things easy for myself?  I love birds.  I had one when I was a child for a short while, but as an adult, it makes me sad to see a bird in a cage.  I feel like birds are meant to fly free.  I knew my "bird" wouldn't be inside the cage.

I used my reject gold embossed owl that I cut out when I was creating my mixed media canvases that I posted previously (he's no longer a reject!).  The owl is not from CTMH, it's a set I purchased long ago at CKC and the brand name is Darcie's.  Not all clear stamps are as good quality as CTMH and I rarely buy other brands, but when I saw this one I had to have it and I was pleased with the quality of this one.

CTMH products that I used: The paper is Jackson, the flowers were stamped from Happy to Be Friends (embossed with holographic powder and cut out), the sentiment I cut from a PML card from the Jackson set, some gold sequins.  I felt the Jackson sentiment was perfect for my escaped owl.

Stop on over at Atlantic Hearts to see all of the great artwork!


Debi said...

This is absolutely fabulous! Love every component!

papercraftingprincess said...

I love your glittery bird cage.

Sue Reynolds said...

Lisa, this is a beautiful card, so many little flowers and pearl centers, and of course I saw the transition of the owl change, which either really looked perfect.

Tracey said...

Wow...Lisa the detail on your card is amazing! Love the colours , and the extra dimension the embossing adds! Fabulous take on the sketch.